In my work, form, line, colour, texture, and “mark-making” interact in an imaginative space, as vehicles of expression. I am especially drawn to the remnants of ancient cultures, physical remains that speak of lost ways of life and beliefs, such as Cycladic figures, archaic statuary and standing stones.
They are basic shapes and their meanings as well as the eloquence heard in their own era are lost to us, but they speak across time of mankind’s creative forces. I fuse these archetypal images with bands or blocks of colour in a dialogue of tones, of light and dark, of sensuous hues, harmonies and contrasts. I seek to create a rhythmical and poetic architecture, on the borders between figurative and abstract work, allowing for the unintended and the unexpected in the act of making.
“A painter must not paint merely what he sees before him but also what he sees within himself.”
– Caspar David Friedrich
1996-2002: École des Arts Anderlecht (evenings), complemented by summer courses including Edinburgh College of Art and The Slade, London.
September 2017: solo “Sic Transit…”, l’Harmonium, Brussels.
September 2015: solo Reflexions on a Myth, l’Harmonium, Brussels.
October 2005: solo The Invisible in the Image, Crabble Corn Mill, Dover.
June 2000: works included in Axion Art 2000, Brussels.